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AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference 2022

Join Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Infrastructure Conference to learn about trending topics in water infrastructure. Be a part of engaging discussions led by our municipal utility specialists: 

Grants, grants, grants – Infrastructure Bill, ARP and affordable rates  

Monday, Sept. 12 
1:30 - 2 p.m. PT 

Presented by:  

Utilities have a remarkable opportunity to leverage federal funding from the American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure Bill to support infrastructure projects. This funding includes $55 billion to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure and improve utility system resilience as well as various grant programs. With the largest investment in water infrastructure in U.S. history and so much information available, it may be overwhelming to know where to begin your strategic funding journey. This session will discuss effective strategies for utilities to plan and prepare for infrastructure dollars to meet community needs. It will also cover strategic financially planning and management for utilities and ways to maintain affordable rates.  

Developing the resilient utility of the future through administrative operation improvements 

Tuesday, Sept. 13 
2 – 2:30 p.m. PT 

Presented by:  

  • Jenna Covington, Executive Director/Managing Partner, North Texas Water District 
  • David Eisenlohr, Managing Director, Baker Tilly  
  • Allison LeMay, Manager, Baker Tilly  

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) designs and operates the water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure critical to public health, economic growth and quality of life for the nearly two million customers it serves. In the spring of 2021, NTMWD appointed a new Executive Director/General Manager, Jenna Covington, to steer the District to its future success. This case study with share the administrative operational changes underway to “stretch” resources and create a road map for operational resiliency.   

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